A Tribute To Jimmy Wyble
As many of you know Jimmy Wyble passed away in early January of 2010 just a few days before his 88th birthday. I know that this website and the information on it made Jimmy very happy. Many people told him about the lessons that are posted here and he was very proud of what I had done even though I don't think that Jimmy ever personally saw my website. Jimmy didn't have much use for anything that kept him from his guitar. He tried using computers and cell phones but soon got rid of all of it including his television and focused all of his attention where he truly wanted it to be and that was on his guitar. He decided to leave all of the computer needs to people like myself and his friend, Russell Chan, who maintained Jimmy's own website for him.
Jimmy gave me many arrangements and compositions to me to post here. It will literally take years to go through everything. Please be patient and the information and lessons will continue to be added little by little.
Thank you for your support of this information and I look forward to hearing from you.
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Etude 1 Sound Files
Etude 3 Sound Files
Interview with Jimmy Wyble
Jimmy Wyble memorial celebration
A lesson in Jimmy Wyble’s right and left hand technique
Two Line Primer
A Mini Lesson From Jimmy Wyble
A Lesson From Jimmy Wyble
Jimmy gave me this material last week (2/20/08) for the purpose of putting it out to the world. This information has never been published although it was used back in the late 70's as curriculum for GIT in Hollywood. These exercises were written before "The Art Of Two Line Improvisation" was originally published. There are many references in the manuscript to the contrapuntal etudes but not to the actual Two Line Improvisation book. These exercises were developed by Jimmy to help develop the technique and musicianship of his students to play his etudes. If the book "The Art of Two Line Improvisation" is challenging to you, then this material is a must have.
If you don't have Jimmy's book - "The Art of Two Line Improvisation" - it is now back in print at MelBay.com. I have noticed this book is now available at Amazon.com as well as other online book stores. I would like to encourage you to make this book part of your library. If you like what you see on this site, then this book will be very necessary to developing these contrapuntal skills.